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Sophia Mulheran Designs: Sustainable and Ethical Homewares, Stationery and Giftware

Sophia is a brand of sustainable and ethical homewares, stationery and giftware. It is our goal to continuously give back to the environment and community through our various projects. At this point in time, we’re currently working towards removing 1 Million pieces of rubbish from the environment and planting 500 native trees for Australian wildlife. We also ensure that our business is as sustainable as possible by: Maintaining a plastic free business Planting 1 tree for every shipment Removing 100 pieces of rubbish [...]

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Product review: zero waste hair conditioner

By Holly by Heart My super fussy hair strikes again. Yes, I know I probably shouldn’t colour my hair but I do and I like it and I need lots of good conditioner to stop my hair turning into a bit frizzy knot. So, I did try to find a suitable alternative. Pure raw coconut oil It was reduced and I saw it online so I bought it. Everyone raves about how good coconut oil is and I had vague memories of [...]

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Product review: Zero Waste Shampoo Bars

By Holly by Heart Before I talk about the shampoo bars I have to say that my hair is fussy. It’s fine, coloured, gets greasy quickly with dry ends. I spent years finding a high street shampoo and conditioner that meant I didn’t have to wash it every day. So I have high expectations! Friendly Shampoo bar from NaturalCollection Nice cardboard box, simple design, no nonsense kind of thing. To be fair, I only tried this once. I know I should give [...]

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5 Things to Help You on Your Zero Waste Journey

When you are at the beginning of your journey to producing less waste, it feels like a bit of a contradiction to hear that there are things you can buy that will help you along the way. We’re meant to be buying less, using less, and throwing away less, right? A lot of what we already have at home will do fine, whether it’s plastic or not, and should be used until it reaches the end of it’s natural [...]

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#EthicalHour Roundup – In The Beginning

Kate Stuart is an artist, craftswoman and writer based in the North East of England. Owner of The Phoenix Green Store, she is currently in the process of transforming it into Newcastle Upon Tyne’s first zero waste shop. She handles the magazine’s Twitter account every Monday evening from 8pm GMT for #EthicalHour. Monday nights on #EthicalHour are just brilliant. The conversation is flowing, and there is such a lot of respect for everyone’s differing places in their journey to sustainable, [...]

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#EthicalHour Roundup – Packaged Free Planet

Kate Stuart is an artist, craftswoman and writer based in the North East of England. Owner of The Phoenix Green Store, she is currently in the process of transforming it into Newcastle Upon Tyne’s first zero waste shop. She handles the magazine’s Twitter account every Monday evening from 8pm GMT for #EthicalHour. Packaging is a big deal. As the world wakes up to the idea of zero waste, plastic free living and the 7 R’s of sustainability*, it’s becoming an [...]

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